Julie Unruh grew up in Montezuma, Kansas. She is a human and animal rights activist living in Lawrence, Kansas, and is the co-founder and co-owner of Global Green Publications. In 2013, she published “Vegetable Garden: A True Story,” with illustrations by Manda Barker. She co-wrote, with Oliver Hall, “Historical Document Project 1: The Gettysburg Address.” In 2014, she and Hall co-published “Martin Luther King, Jr, ” a memorial book, produced “Renaissance,” a book about William J. Harris and Romare Bearden. Julie wrote and published “Silence ” and “Powerful Women,” her first two poetry books.